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Aaron Paul may be your next Han Solo, bitch.


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I'm a Breaking Bad fan and a Star Wars fan, so this news of a spin-off made me dance.

8 bit songs. Where have you been all my life?


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I'm about to start doing game reviews as part of the Nerdgasms blog and I went looking for theme music.  During this search I happen to have discovered something ridiculously awesome - 8 bit remixes of existing songs.  Seriously, go to Youtube, type "8 bit" and just about any popular song or band and you will find a bevy of retro-gaming themed songs. Included below are some of my favourites:


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How would you feel about a black James Bond?


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Even as I write this the only thing I can hear in my head, over and over again, is the soundbyte from the video at the end of this article.

The Bond fanbase has gone ballistic over rumors that Idris Elba could be the next James Bond to succeed Daniel Craig. Why? Well... because he's black.  Rush Limbaugh had this to say:

Gamer go bye-bye


Due to family commitments no posts today, on a side note you should all probably follow Penny's example and go speak to your family before the end of the year.

Samsung TV's will play playstation games without a playstation in 2015


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Sony and Samsung are teaming up to offer gamers a festive treat: PlayStation games without a PlayStation on Samsung smart TVs.

Samsung's Internet-connected TVs in the US and Canada will be able to access the PlayStation Now service in the first half of next year.

PlayStation Now enables you to stream games from the Web straight to the TV without needing a PlayStation console. You do need a Sony Dualshock controller, but once that's plugged in all you have to do is fire up an app on the TV and you can choose from over 200 PS3 games to start playing immediately.

More cast join Walking Dead spin-off


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Harry Potter's Frank Dillane and Into the Storm's Alycia Debname Carey have already been cast as brother and sister in the new Walking Dead spinoff that's been ordered by AMC; joining them will be Gone Girl's Kim Dickens will be playing the female lead in the new series.

How would you like a classic batmobile?


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When I was a wee lad I used to watch Batman and Robin on TV, yeah that one where Batman wore bad grey tights.  A remarkable feature of the show was the old-school batmobile.  Well it made such an impact on one human being he spent 9 years recreateing a true-to-life working replica.

See the pics here.

12 signs that you're a gamer


Sign 1: You've experienced Lag Rage
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There are a series of oddities, foibles and rage-cake moments that every gamer can relate to. Think that you're a real gamer? See how many of the following ring true for you.

Marvel Vs DC - Movie trailer



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I have good news and bad news.  Ever want to know who would win a fight out of Thor and Superman? Batman and Ironman? The Green Arrow vs Hawkeye?  Well now you can find out.

There is a Marvel universe vs DC universe movie trailer, that's the good news; the bad news is that is fanmade and not indicative of a real moive.  Regardless it gave me goosbumps, the Deathstroke vs Deadpool scene made me clap :) Seriously this is awesome, check it out.

JackSepticeye makes me cry with the Christmas Simulator


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A little while ago I was pointed at what may be the worst thing to hit gaming since Kim Kardashians Makeover game, which is Christmas Shopper Simulator.  Well thanks to a charming young Irish person hanging about in MagikTheGamer.com's Twitch stream I was introduced to this fabulous gem by YouTube personality JackSepticeye who animates what it's like to play the game.  It's awesome, check it out!

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Star Wars says thank you!


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If like me you are awesome and care about Star Wars and whether people die of dehydration you will be one of the many people who donated to the Star Wars: Force for Change charity working to help provide clean drinking water solutions in areas where people have none.

If you didn't contribute you won't have seen this lovely little thank you note, so I've linked to it so you feel guilty about not having handed over a couple bucks to help people who are dying.

Your welcome!

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I want a pack of trained Velociraptors too!


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This is a promo piece of Chris Pratt from the new Jurassic World movie featuring himself with one of his trained Velociraptors.  Apparently the story with this image is explained by the fact that Chris has trained a pack of Velociraptors to work with him to hunt dinosaurs.

Great jezeball's ghost... I just got man-moist!  A pack of trained Velociraptors?  Where do I sign up?!?!


MOAR MORDOR! New Shadow of Mordor DLC


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I love Shadow of Mordor.  My good mate (MagikTheGamer.com - Watch the stream for gaming good times!) streamed this game via Twitch which convinced me to buy it and after playing the storyline to completion I still stuck around to play an entire series of challenges just so I could keep the game going.  Short version, news that the DLC was here filled me with happiness and good times.

So should you play the DLC?  I started playing Lord of the Hunt last night so I should clarify one thing before continuing - the one and only thing that I found annoying about Mordor was the Dwarf and his questlines... and all of the questlines in this that aren't immediately about killing the new range of captains are about doing things with the dwarf.  Aside from that, it's more Mordor and Mordor is awesome.

If you haven't played Shadow of Mordor, do so now - if you played it and like it - get the DLC, if you're not sure either way check out the video above.

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Amazon Prime's new one hour delivery system



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Amazon Prime Now: offers a new one hour delivery for $7.99 and a two hour delivery for FREE on a range of 25,000 products.  As the laziest person I know that sounds incredibly bad ass - also because it now means you can order my book "Cockblocked by Jesus" and have it delivered in two hours for free.

Unless you're here in Australia I guess, cause this is an American only product in select areas of Manhatten.

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Lord of the Rings for Dummies


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Know nothing about the mythology of Lord of the Rings? Spend every LotR movie and game wondering what the hell everyone is talking about - well wonder no more thanks to this wonderful dumbed down look at the Tolkien's universe.

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Beetlejuice 2 coming soon


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(Story via TheBlemish)
In amazing movie news or a retread of the 80s, Tim Burton let the world know that Beetlejuice 2 is on. Michael Keaton returns as Beetlejuice and Winona Ryder returns as well. The whole gang’s here! Burton disclosed the bombshell during an interview with MTV News.
Burton mentions seeing only one person as Beetlejuice, Michael Keaton. Of course, Keaton’s out promoting and winning awards left and right for Birdman plus has two films in post-production:Minions and Spotlight. Add in new movie offers on the success of Birdman and Beetlejuice 2 likely won’t see a release until 2016. Boooo!!!
Meanwhile, Winona Ryder’s, uh, still acting, much like that girl in your class sorta knows you exist, but only tangentially. She acted in a couple of tv movies this year and other than that, probably is waiting around for Keaton to finish being a stud actor, so that she can pay rent and not go back to shoplifting.

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Is a game that promotes genocide a step too far?

Why does this guy look like Munky from KoRn?
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OK.  I'm the first person to say 'censorship is the beginning of the end of free speech'.  Without fail there is always something in this world that someone deems inappropriate and the more you give in to that force, that push to take decisions away from adults the more you are in danger of removing the next set of freedoms we all currently agree on.

Well Hatred is a game seeking to be greenlit by Steam and after a review of its content, it was pulled and then placed back a short time later.  Why was it pulled?  Because Hatred is a game where you graphically and violently kill innnocents that have no combat strategic value, aaand that's really all you do.

Now at first glance you might go "yeah ok, I've played GTA and ended a guy cause I needed money," but you'd be wrong if you thought this is the same thing.  I admit when I first heard about it I got on my 'fuck censorship' bandwagon and immediately set out to buy it... Then I watched the trailer.

This game made me feel sick, just watching it, and almost nothing makes me blink.

LOL - League of Legends honest trailer released


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Anyone who's ever been near LOL knows that while the game is awesome it's players are 90% compromised of a gaming-hate-crime waiting to happen.  Which is why this new 'honest trailer' for League of Legends is awesome, check it out!

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Riker to direct Star Trek 3?


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Story via IGN

Jonathan Frakes, who played the fabulously bearded Commander William T. Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation, says he would be interested in directing Star Trek 3.

The third installment in the rebooted Trek movie series recently lost its director when Roberto Orci bowed out. In that void a fan campaign for Frakes arose on Twitter under the trending hashtag #BringInRiker.

If Paramount is run by female aliens, the job is HIS.

Grand Theft Auto player co-op is finally arriving




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Well it's been talked about for near on a year but a trailer proving that it's finally go to happen, is here.  How would you like to play a four-player co-op mode of GTA V for the planning and pursuit of multiple criminal acts - you would????  Well you're in luck because GTA V :Heists  online mode is soon going to be here.

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A very Star Wars Christmas



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Well it's that time of year again, the time where ridiculous Christmas things happen.  So to wish you all a Merry Christmas here is this charming Star Wars themed christmas video.  Just for lols, there's another Star Wars video below.

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New Star Wars movie character names revealed


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Article via FuriousFanBoys

We now have names to go with the characters revealed in The Force Awakens’ teaser trailer!
Entertainment Weekly has received official retro cards made from the trailer and they give the names of the characters we see.
John Boyega’s Stormtrooper is named “Finn”.
Daisy Ridley’s desert dwelling character is named “Rey”.
The new droid is “BB-8″.
Oscar Isaac’s X-Wing pilot is “Poe Dameron”.
Adam Driver’s Sith Fanboy with the controversial ancient saber is “Kylo Ren”.
There are still a lot of characters we don’t yet have official names for, but this is a pretty awesome way for them to reveal the names of the characters from the teaser!
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The Witcher 3 vs MS Paint



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So a lot of people had a lot to say about the graphics in the Witcher 3 - some good, some bad.  Enter Nick McDonalds who decided to end the debate once and for by completely recreating the Witcher 3 trailer using nothing but animations created in MS Paint, crafted over a 2 month period.

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GTA V Movie - "Most Wanted"






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So this is a movie trailer put together - of a pretend movie - using nothing but footage from GTA V. It's actually awesome.  Check it out :)

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Inside Out trailer, a look inside our heads


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I'm  a pretty big fan of Pixar and I'm somewhere between thinking their latest offering could be awful or freaking awesome and not for the reasons you think.

The problem with reading about gender-equality issues is that it becomes almost impossible not to see gender issues around ever corner and part of this new movie (Inside Out) is going to be commentary on how men and women think differently, done in a presumedly comedic fashion, for our kids to absorb....

From this trailer I assume the message is 'women are patient, perceptive and intuitive' annnnnd 'men are' insert a list of antonyms here to what I just said about women.  I mean gender flip this video and picture the dad is thinking about how much luckier he'd have been if he had just hooked up with a hot female chopper pilot instead of his wife...

Yeeeeeeeah, what do you think the reaction to that would be?

So I'm going to roll eyes for that a little.  Still, it'll probably be great and I just need to get over my shit and stop seeing sexism everywhere.

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How would you like to see Stephen Colbert as Gandelf, Bilbo and Legolas?


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Stephen Colbert is a secret uber-nerd which may explain why he decided to dress up as some of our favourite Lord of the Rings characters for Entertainment weekly.  Check out the video above.

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Beth aka Emily Kinney of the Walking Dead just released a music video








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*SPOILERS FOR THE WALKING DEAD*

Mad Max official trailer released



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I was a fan of the original Mad Max, I was fan of the teaser trailer, I'm a fan of this trailer.

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Kingsmen, the Mark Millar comic-book film adaption


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Kingsman (if you can't tell by the title of this article) is another 'hero' comic book adaption and it looks brilliant. Laden with dry-wit-Brit(ish) humor it is a look at taking a drop-out military smeg-head and turning him into a member of the British secret service. It features some of our favoutire big names like Samuel L Jackson, Michael Caine and Colin Firth - oh and Taron Egerton as the lead, who cleans up quite nicely if your looking for male eye-candy.  Check out the trailer above.

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Witcher 3 delayed... again




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The Witcher 3 release date has been delayed again, seven months after its developer promised the title's deadlines would not be pushed back any further.

World of Warcraft, an honest trailer


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Honest Trailers is one of the best series on You Tube and they have pushed out a winner with this wonderful new trailer for World of Warcraft.  Check it out.

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Team Fortress 2 short movie released


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James McKinie made a Team Fortress 2 short film and it's awesome.  James used to work at Bioware and worked on things like Black Mesa so his work is better than the average schmuck who just throws things up on youtube.  Anyway if you're into TF2 or the Pixar animation kind of feel check it out.

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The most impressive movie mashup of 2014


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This depresses the hell out of me as it just tells me how many awesome movies I missed this year, still, it's awesome.

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The Forest comes to console


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The Forest has been around for a while on steam now and it's one of those eerie as hell games and if you're into the survival horror genre definitely something you should check out.  It's made it's way onto PS4 and the consoloe gamers are going gaga - video below:

New Zelda footage unveiled


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Nintendo premiered live footage of the new Zelda and it looks pretty-pretty-pretty in all the ways that you might hope it will be.  Check out the video below:


Realistic Super Mario Bros


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If you're a classic gamer this should make you smile, a realistic look at Super Mario Bros.

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Krysten Ritter joins the Marvel universe


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I've never seen Krysten in anything other than Breaking Bad and *cough* The Fappening, but I loved her in both so have high hopes for her new breakout role in Marvel's upcoming Netflix serious

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Marvel is mum as usual, but I hear they have tapped Krysten Ritter for the lead in the company’s straight-to-series drama JessicaJones

Ritter was one of five actresses who tested for the role. I hear it came down to her and Teresa Palmer, with both doing chemistry reads with The Following‘s Mike Colter, believed to be the choice for male lead Luke Cage.Spearheaded by Melissa Rosenberg, the 13-episode drama — the second in a four-series Netflix-Marvel deal — centers on Jessica Jones, a superhero suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, which leads to her hanging up her costume and opening her own detective agency, where she ends up helping people and assisting other superheroes.
Ritter comes from a similar comedy background as Chris Pratt, the star of the latest Marvel hit superhero franchise, Guardians Of The Galaxy. While she recently did several comedy pilots and series, including cult ABC show Don’t Trust The B—-, Ritter also had a role on the dark AMC drama Breaking Bad. She will next be seen in Tim Burton’s Big Eyes. Ritter is repped by WME, Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management and manager Kyle Luker as well as attorney Dave Feldman.
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In terrible game news: Christmas Shopper Simulator


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There is almost nothing, nothing, in this world that I would rather do less, than christmas shopping. for an event that is supposed to be based on celebrating the birth of Christ, it sure as hell feels a lot more lke his crucification to me.  If I had to choose between Christmas shopping and being kicked in the long-and-dangly's, I'd be hard pressed to choose (and my choice may rely solely on the size and strength of the kicker).

So when I saw this game, I cringed like I have never before for gaming purposes.

However, if the idea of a Christmas Shopping Simulator is appealing to you, check out the video below:

LEGO Star Wars Episode VII - The Force Awakens


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Ever wonder what the new Star Wars trailer would look like if it was made out of lego?  Well wonder no more!

Video below:

Terminator: Genisys trailer released


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I have to admit, while the idea of a new Terminator movie makes me happy I was really wondering whether it would be awful.  But the trailer looks pretty sweet, I mean who can not love the Khaleesi as Sarah Connor?

For anyone not familiar with the plot of the new movie here it is:

The year is 2029. John Connor, leader of the resistance continues the war against the machines. At the Los Angeles offensive, John’s fears of the unknown future begin to emerge when TECOM spies reveal a new plot by SkyNet that will attack him from both fronts; past and future, and will ultimately change warfare forever.

Trailer below:

Once in a life-time spaceflight launch today!


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Ok I'm pressed for time so this is the short-short-short-version.

  • Nasa plans to eventually go to mars in 2030.
  • First they need to send an unmanned flight to kind of scout the way.
  • Launch is today at 7:05am Florida time.
  • This is a link to florida time so you can compare to your own timezone:

CLICKY ME TO SEE FLORIDA TIME VIA GOOGLE

Dying Light - 15 minute preview of zombie glee


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I am waiting for Dying Light with baited breath.  Made by the team that brought you the Dead Island franchise, it looks exciting in ways I have no words for.  If you're into the zombie genre, this needs to be placed on your must get list.  Trailer and gameplay video's below:


Terminator: Genisys motion trailer released


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A 'motion poster' for Terminator Genisys was released today (see below), I've never heard of a motion poster before - but I like it.  To find out more about the movie see our previous article on the Terminator reboot (article here) otherwise check out the video below:


Suicide squad gains Will Smith, will be shot in Toronto


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So we've been talking about Suicide squad for a while (Joker and Harley Quinn announced to Suicide Squad) and it seems the main stream media figured out today that this movie was going to happen. Added to the list of cast memmbers are Jai Courtney, Tim Hardy and Will Smith.

I'm excited about Will Smith being added to that line up but my brain is doing a 'whaaaat' with Cara Delevingne - best known as a supermodel not an actress - also being added to the cast.  Are there going to be villianous cat walks in this movie? (insert cat-woman joke here)

io9 had this to say on the story:

The premise behind this comic-to-movie adaptation is simple: the "squad" is a collection of ever-changing incarcerated big bads who are looking to shrink their sentences by running black ops suicide missions for the good guys. Basically, they have to do dangerous and deadly acts to get out of trouble.
And here's the villainous lineup: the Joker will be played by Jared Leto; Deadshot will be Will Smith; Harley Quinn is Margot Robbie; Boomerang is Jai Courtney; Enchantress is Cara Delevingne, and Tom Hardy is Rick Flagg.
David Ayer (Fury) is both writing the script and directing.
Warner Bros. President, Greg Silverman released this statement about the future film:
We look forward to seeing this terrific ensemble, under Ayer's amazing guidance, give new meaning to what it means to be a villain and what it means to be a hero."
UPDATE: Variety is reporting that Warner Bros. is still circling around looking for an actor for the Amanda Waller role. But rumor has it Oprah Winfrey is their top pic. However the studio is also interested in Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer. The report also suggests that Warner Bros. is looking at Suicide Squad as the Ocean's Eleven of superhero flicks. And that doesn't sound bad at all.
Suicide Squad has a release date of Aug. 5, 2016.